30 Chanakya Quotes which describe the reality of life

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30 Great Chanakya Quotes

“Even if a gem be placed on the foot and a mirror on the head, Still, the gem will not lose its value.”
– Chanakya

“The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquility is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.”
– Chanakya

“Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.”
– Chanakya

“The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearten and strenuous effort.”
– Chanakya

“Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.”
– Chanakya

“One whose knowledge is confined to books and whose wealth is in the possession of others can use neither knowledge nor wealth when the need for them arises.”
– Chanakya

“The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”
– Chanakya

“Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher full of poison with milk on top.”
– Chanakya

“The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end nor protects it from the bites of insects.”
– Chanakya

“Till the enemy’s weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms.”
– Chanakya

“Just as a mirror reflects as a mans face his personality is reflected in his choice of friends. One must always be careful in forming friendships and acquaintances, for one’s friends, are in a way, an extension of one’s inner inclinations and tendencies.”
– Chanakya

“No one can defeat a powerful mind.”
– Chanakya

“Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self respect.”
– Chanakya

“We have to make people soft who are hard, to attract those who are far, if they do bad for us then even considering our aim we should always love them.”
– Chanakya

“A learned man is honored by the people. A learned man commands respect everywhere for his learning. Indeed, learning is honored everywhere.”
– Chanakya

“If you were to choose between an evil person and a snake to keep company with, opt for the snake. Because the snake will bite you only in self defense but the evil person will put a bite for any reason and any time or always.”
– Chanakya

“The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.”
– Chanakya

“Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.”
– Chanakya

“Before you start some work always ask yourselves three questions why I am doing it, what the results might be and will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.”
– Chanakya

“He who is overly attached to his family members, experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.”
– Chanakya

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”
– Chanakya

“Humbleness is at the root of self control.”
– Chanakya

“God dwells not in the wooden, or stone or earthen idols. His abode is in our feeling, our thoughts. It is only through the feeling that we deem God existing in these idols”
– Chanakya

“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”
– Chanakya

“Once you start working on something don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it . People who work sincerely are the happiest.”
– Chanakya

“As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.”
– Chanakya

“God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your God. The soul is your temple.”
– Chanakya

“Wealth, a friend, a wife, and a kingdom may be regained, but this body when lost may never be acquired again.”
– Chanakya

“Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status . Such friendships will never give you any happiness”
– Chanakya

“Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife is misfortune.”
– Chanakya


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